Its Gotta Make Sense: The Razors Edge of Life

Be it religion, economics, or building a shed in the backyard; life just works better when it makes sense.  But that is easier said than done.  What does ‘sense’ mean anyway?  We take a look at ‘sense’ from various angles as it applies to different fields of life.  We explore that ancient secret, what it all means and how to live it.  We will also take a quick look at some interesting developments in physics.To listen to the podcast, please click here.

 Please note:  In this podcast when I briefly talked about physics, I talked about particles in space draining energy from light.  In the moment, I knew I was forgetting to say something more but could not recall what that was.  Very simply, when energy is drained from light, the frequency of the light is reduced.  So the idea is that it is not because the universe is expanding that the frequency of the light goes down, but rather that the frequency reduction is the result of the drain of energy (for those interested the formula is: energy equals frequency times planck’s constant or simply that energy and frequency are directly proportional).

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Coronavirus and the New Normal

The post coronavirus new normal will not seem weird or imposing. It will be a positive step forward for us all. Just like the “don’t be a litter bug” shift that was made decades ago, it will feel like natural, right as rain, common sense. The schools are opening in Europe as research shows that is a very safe move. Hear all the perspectives and facts first, then reflect and ponder, then move forward. So few actually do that. And in the context of this Memorial Day, a vision of the new normal, this new mentality, takes on surprisingly deeper and more meaningful significance. Please know that great days are ahead. To listen to this podcast please click here.

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Coronavirus, Etc. – A Look into the Future. What Is in Store for Us?

With everything (from Coronavirus to the economy to international tensions) that is going on in our world, everyone is wondering what the future holds. In this podcast we take a look at the science, diverse medical expert opinions, Jyotish, the media and more to discern the image within the crystal ball. To listen, please click here.

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Upcoming Podcast – CORONAVIRUS: TAKING A STAND

I received the following thought provoking comment to my last podcast:

Just some comments. In referring to your friend’s comment, “people are unable to believe the magnitude of the corruption on all levels” rings so true. I had that realization several years ago; albeit on a much lower level than what is being revealed these days. About twenty years ago you spoke of coming into an age where society would become rather chaotic. At the time, it seemed impossible. Impossible in that it was difficult to imagine what life would be like in twenty years and with our culture being run like a machine….and here we are. Fascinating to hear someone spoke of the man with orange hair around that same time. Who would have ever thought this so called “pandemic” would be the trigger that would begin to wake people up.

To which I respond:

Your thoughtful words compel me to reflect upon the past 20 years. I poured my heart out in an attempt to prepare people for what was coming–how to deal with it wisely. And now we find ourselves in the midst of The Great Transition. Yet in spite of my warnings, few are keeping their balance. So now I say again that we will come through these turbulent times into an era of calmer waters, peace, and prosperity. Admittedly as the storm rages, even the best of us find ourselves holding on tightly in hopes of making it through these violent rapids. Steady hand on the rudder!!

When the next podcast CORONAVIRUS: TAKING A STAND posts next week, you will be able to access it here.

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Coronavirus: A Case Study in Human Behavior

Crises such as the coronavirus certainly trigger peoples psychological tendencies. Of course, once triggered, it can be quite challenging to determine the best course of action. The challenge is compounded by so many issues—urgency, lack of sufficient research, politics, greed, bias, fear, knee jerk reactions, etc. The podcast “Coronavirus Revisited” investigates this important topic with a lively and provoking discussion. It is easy to be spiritual and wise when everything is wonderful. But who among us can keep their balance and access their inner wisdom when the stakes are high and emotions are triggered? Explore not only the far reaching aspects of the virus but also of your own personal inner psychodynamic process by clicking here.

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Technology Will Pave the Way

Quantum computing promises to exponentially propel the high tech industry forward. Nano technology boosts and microbiome understanding will transform our oceans. Major challenges will be solved, not with trillions of dollars of expenditure, but rather with technological leaps forward, dwarfing things like the industrial revolution and the computer boom. The future is great! The Age of Enlightenment is emerging!

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Sociology and the Veda

Perhaps you would enjoy watching the following video. Click here to watch it. The second in the series is also interesting. I imagine the rest are as well.

Sociology is obviously a huge field of study, but let’s take a look at it from the perspective of Vedic Science. Vedic Science explains:

1) There is an underlying essence (called the Unified Field of physics, Oneness, God, Is-ness, Pure Consciousness, etc.).

2) All things (from the individual, to a grain of sand, to groups, cultures, planets, and anything else you can think of) share this same One Essence: “I am that. Thou art that. All of this is nothing but that.”

3) That One thing is the source of existence as it interacts with itself in perfect harmony to manifest, support, and maintain all of existence.

4) That One thing is the source of all the laws of nature—Natural Law.

5) When living in harmony with Natural Law, individuals and groups (from family dynamics to societies and cultures) are healthy, receive the support of nature, and flourish.

6) What living in harmony with nature looks like is not simple or easy to describe. It varies through time and from individual to individual, society to society, and culture to culture. 

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7) Individuals, groups, and cultures embrace a worldview determined by their level of harmony with nature, their level of consciousness. Thereby, they define truth and what harmony with nature ‘should’ look like.

8) A healthy culture (society) cultures the social and personal health of its individuals. This is done by supporting people to live in harmony with the laws of nature.

9) Harmony with nature cannot be determined through conditioned responses of individuals and the groupthink of those not living in harmony with nature.

10) Social laws and religious precepts are attempts to determine what living in harmony with nature should look like. As societies evolve, so do those social laws and understandings. Individuals and societies judge one another from the perspective of their own level of consciousness.

11) Understanding this essential nature of existence inspires people to be more discerning in their beliefs. Through proper meditation and discernment people can evolve.  To evolve is to rest into their true nature, which is one with (in harmony with) Mother Nature. As individuals evolve, societies evolve.

12) However, old conditioned modes of thought, emotional responses, and behavior self-justify.  Through such self-justification, even well intended people unknowingly resist that evolutionary process.  Knowledge is thusly substituted by mistaken thinking, fanaticism, superstition and emotionalism.  Anything can be justified by the intellect and at one time or another pretty much everything is.

13) Notions of Truth, perceived as Truth, hold Truth at bay.  Humility is the flip side of discernment.

14) The path of evolution is so incredibly elusive, like traversing the razor’s edge or passing through the eye of the needle.  Even the teachings of an enlightened guru and the wisest scriptural records of this world are taken, forgotten, spun, or even rebelled against to suit the mental and emotional states of the individual as well as members within a group–even an entire society.  Thusly Knowledge slips through the fingers of humanity.

15) Ignorance means ‘to ignore’ (ignore-ance).  In this age of ignorance, wisdom and discernment are kicked around like footballs.

16) As individuals in a society rest into the transcendental depth of their being, the society will heal.  It is a process  which requires time and patience.  Progress is measured not in the amount of information one has accumulated.  Progress is measured not in the degree one has modified their behavior to suit a belief.  Progress is measured not in the degree of emotional gratification.  Progress is measured not in how many years invested.  If one insists upon measuring progress, it would be measured by how many lifetimes of wise discernment one has lived.

17) Only light dispels the darkness. 

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One Religion?

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A friend in India emailed me saying that there is a movement in India, saying, “a new concept is fast moving here, that is one earth one religion.” 

I responded by saying that religions are 1/2 spiritual and 1/2 cultural. The idea of ONE religion is not correct. There is one central God, worshipped differently in different cultures. Even polytheistic religions recognize that all the Gods are aspects of the One. However, whitewashing the world is not correct. Multinational corporations tried to do that decades ago. It was a huge failure.

Cultural integrity is a good thing. Yet, racism is cultural integrity gone insane. As humanity evolves, religions will honor and respect one another. They will live in harmony and mutual support, not opposition or friction. It will be the laws of Mother Nature that determine which religion flourishes in which part of the world… not the laws of men. The laws of nature differ in different regions of the world. The laws of nature, for example, differ on mountain tops versus desserts. Cultures culture the lives of the people to live in harmony with nature. Mother Nature cultures each culture. When we live in foreign lands, we honor the culture of that land, while maintaining the integrity of our personal lives.

I was born and raised Christian. Yet, I have learned of the tremendous value of Vedic wisdom, knowledge, and technology. All humanity can benefit from those Vedic principles. Similarly, all humanity can benefit from science. But it is not right thinking to believe we must abandon our cultural integrity to benefit from things Vedic or scientific.

There will, and should always be, differing affinities and faiths throughout the world. That is natural and good. Peace, love, and harmony will only arise from Unity in the midst of diversity. We must learn to live together in harmony on all levels of life: family, neighborhood, community, society, nation, continent, and world.

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